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Title: Broad-Scale Assessment of Fuel Treatment Opportunities

Author: Miles, Patrick D.; Skog, Kenneth E.; Shepperd, Wayne D.; Reinhardt, Elizabeth D.; Fight, Roger D.

Date: 2006

Source: In: Proceedings of the sixth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2004 September 21-24; Denver, CO. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-70. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. 126p.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: The Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program has produced estimates of the extent and composition of the Nation?s forests for several decades. FIA data have been used with a flexible silvicultural thinning option, a fire hazard model for preharvest and postharvest fire hazard assessment, a harvest economics model, and geospatial data to produce a Web-based tool to assess fuel treatment opportunities at a strategic level. This tool, the Fuel Treatment Evaluator, was used in this study to show how to identify potential fuel treatment hotspots in the Western United States.

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Miles, Patrick D.; Skog, Kenneth E.; Shepperd, Wayne D.; Reinhardt, Elizabeth D.; Fight, Roger D. 2006. Broad-Scale Assessment of Fuel Treatment Opportunities. In: Proceedings of the sixth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2004 September 21-24; Denver, CO. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-70. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. 126p.

 


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